» Archive for: March, 2016

Applications for the Critical Interdisciplinary Course on Children’s Rights (CICCR) are open at www.hr4dev.be.

HR4DEV-logoThe course will take place in Ghent from August 28th until September 9th 2016. CICCR maps the potential and limits of a children’s rights approach towards global and local issues concerning the human rights of children. Key themes include a multidisciplinary introduction to children’s rights, contextualizing children’s rights in (local) governance, global challenges to children’s rights in a local context (including diversity, poverty, migration and health), and critical approaches to children’s rights in research, policy and practice. The preliminary programme can now be found here.

The course organizers offer a limited amount of scholarships from VLIR-UOS and UNESCO to candidates who fulfill the application criteria. Scholarship applicants are welcome to submit their application form until April 15th. The deadline for self-funded participants is May 15th. Only complete applications submitted through the website will be considered.

For more information, please refer to www.hr4dev.be.

The first issue of the 2016 volume of the Netherlands Quarterly of Human Rights, of which SJP Professor Karin Arts is editor-in-chief, has been published.


  • Column on The EU Migration Crisis: What Next? by Thom Brooks
  • Article: Religious Organisations, Internal Autonomy and Other Religious Rights before the European Court of Human Rights and the OSCE by Sylvie Langlaude Doné
  • Article: The Functioning of the Pilot-Judgment Procedure of the European Court of Human Rights in Practice by Lize R. Glas
  • Article: Somali Piracy and the Human Rights of Seafarers by Sofia Galani
  • New documentation: Recent Publications on International Human Rights

Movies that Matter 2016

Category: Events

2 Mar 2016

From 18-26 March 2016, the annual Movies that Matter film festival will run in The Hague.

logo-mtm-en-website-2016-ukSponsored by the Dutch Section of Amnesty International, the MtM festival presents several ground-breaking films, as well as the subjects and makers of these films together in a week of screenings, debates, masterclasses and more.

The 2016 programme is now online.

image004One of the highlighted events this year is a Masterclass with Serge Bremmertz, prosecutor at the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia, taking place on Wednesday 23 March 2016, from 16.00 – 17.15 hrs. Entrance is free, but registration is required via camerajustitia@moviesthatmatter.nl

In general, students receive a substantial discount at the festival. In addition, ISS has been able to arrange a limited number of further, discounted tickets for ISS-registered students. Contact Martin Blok for further information.

International Institute of Social Studies

Human Rights is a specialization within the Human Rights, Conflict and Gender Studies MA Major in Development Studies. This blog provides a platform for discussion for researchers, students and others interested in this field of studies. The blog is administered by the Human Rights teaching team.